UPDATE: Missing 82-year-old woman found in Houghton County


Eva Vencato has been found, according to Houghton County officials.

At 2:35 p.m. Sunday, family members assisting in the search found the missing 82-year-old woman near the Bill Nicholls trail number 3.

Vencato was transported to UP Health System – Portage for follow up treatment.


The search for Eva Vencato continued Sunday.

Residents of Houghton and the surrounding areas are asked to search their property and vehicles.

Assisting the City of Houghton Police Department in the search is Superior Search and Rescue, the Michigan State Police, Hancock Police Department, Houghton Fire Department, Michigan Tech University Public Safety, the United States Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and numerous citizen volunteers.

The Houghton City Police Department received a call about a missing Alzheimer’s patient from Sugar Maple Lane Saturday.

Eva Grace Vencato, 82 years old, left her house at approximately 1:00 p.m. and has not returned.

Vencato has grey hair, blue eyes, and is 5’7 and 120 pounds. She was wearing a long sleeve black pajama shirt, blue jeans, and moccasin slippers and glasses.

If found or if you have any information, the Houghton City Police Department is asking you to call 911.